Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

The mission of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is to advance equity and opportunities for immigrant and refugee communities by removing barriers to help them integrate into society and thrive. OIRA is located in the Department of Homeless Solutions & Equitable Communities within San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

While OIRA does not provide direct services, it is responsible for the administration of HHSA’s Refugee Employment Services (RES) through a network of contracted service providers that support newly arriving refugee families’ goal of economic self-sufficiency. Click here for more information on RES programs administered by OIRA.    



For more information about OIRA, please call (619) 731-3371. For information on any other services, you can dial 2-1-1.